1996．第4卷第1及2期（Vol. 4 Nos. 1 & 2）．pp. 5565
Managing Stress — The Uses of a Coping-Rest Model and Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques in a Group Setting
Daniel F. K. WONG
This is a pilot project adopting a coping-rest model and cognitivebehavioural techniques in helping members manage their stress. Treatment focused specifically on modifying the maladaptive cognitive, physiological and behavioural responses to stress by using cognitive behavioural techniques of thought stopping, positive self-statements, cognitive restructuring, problem-solving training, assertion training and relaxation exercises. Members expressed positive feedbacks about the techniques learnt, Moreover, their pre- and post-test scores on GHQ-30 indicated a reduction in distress symptoms experienced by members at the end of the group. In spite of these encouraging results, exisiting models used to guide the design of a stress management group appear inadequate and a more comprehensive model is needed. Moreover, feedbacks from members indicated the needs to strengthen as well as modify the structure and content of the group.